(CNN) Robert Corchado — who police say fled the scene after his SUV hit a car, sending it into a Winter Park day care center, killing a 4-year -old girl — turned himself into authorities Thursday, Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Maj. Cindy Williams said.
Police said Corchado has ties to the Latin Kings gang and is a convicted drug dealer.
Lily Quintus, 4, was among 50 children at a KinderCare in Winter Park when a car slammed through a wall. She died later at a hospital.
Her mother, Nicole Quintus, is devastated, the New York Daily News reported.
“I have no idea how I’m supposed to survive after this. “I don’t know how I’m supposed to go back to a daily routine. I’m wandering about, lost,” she told the paper.
Nicole Quintus called her daughter “painfully beautiful” and said, “She was incredible and she deserved so much more.”
Lily’s 7-year-old brother aspires to be an engineer and is building a time machine out of his Erector set so he can bring his sister back, the Daily News reported.
Lily’s father is a paramedic with the Groveland Fire Department and one of his coworkers set up a page so people could donate funds for the funeral.